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My Quilts

I just got a new quilt while I was home for Memorial Day weekend. I took some pictures of it, as requested by the ladies at work. While I was getting ready to post the pictures I realized that I have never taken pictures of our wedding quilt.

Here is the first quilt. At Brian and I’s wedding we had the guests sign red fabric hearts. In the following months my grandma made a quilt using the hearts.

This is the signature from my mom and dad’s heart. If you look close you can see the hand stitching by my grandma.

If you look REALLY closely you can see the hand quilted heart design by my grandma.

This is the quilt that I got over the weekend.

This was started by my paternal great grandma.

Then was worked on by my paternal grandma.

Then lately my maternal grandma has started to finish the quilts that had been started long ago. She is currently working on another that is a double wedding ring for my sister. After that there are two more that need finished.

My sister did the tying.

Now I want to hand quilt it. Of course I have never hand quilted and don’t really know what I’m doing or have the needed equipment. I’ve been reading about quilting. Now I just need to pick a design and buy some equipment. Any tips from seasoned quilters out there? I would also like to add a patch to the back with our names, maybe in a family tree type of design.

Oh, does anyone know the name of this quilt design?


May 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm 2 comments

Sausage & Marinera Pasta

This is our favorite pasta recipe. I use hot Turkey sausage. You will also need speghetti, garlic, basil, pasta sauce, onion, green peppers.
Heat just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of a large skillet. Place the sausage links in the hot skillet and brown. While the sausage is browning chop up an onion and place in the skillet with the sausage. Also get your water boiling for the spaghetti to cook in.
Then chop up a green onion and place in the skillet.
Once the sausage is browned on all sides remove it from the skillet and slice. It’s OK if it is still pink in the middle, it will finish cooking. Once the sausage is slice add back to the skillet. Pour in one jar of pasta sauce. Add basil, oregano, and thime. You can also add salt and pepper as needed also. Drop your speghetti into the boiling water now also.
Pasta Sauce
Once the speghetti is done and the sauce is hot serve along side garlic bread. Yum!

February 17, 2008 at 5:27 pm 3 comments


We had our first snow fall today. Only a couple inches. I didn’t get to take any pictures before it got dark outside. Brian had the camera with him. I did some more crafting over the past two days. Here are my two snow men and a Christmas tree.


I can’t decide if I should make something to go on top of the tree or not. They had mini stars at the store, but I wasn’t crazy about any of them. What do you think?

The girl has a M on one of the mittens and snow flakes on the other mitten and her hat.


The boy has a B on his scarf and a snowflake on the other end.


My inspiration came from Pink Trees and MS.

December 5, 2007 at 9:21 pm 1 comment

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